Jenni Olson's The Joy of Life will premiere at
the new SF Camerawork gallery as part of a new show
called "Traces of Life on the Thin Film of Longing," an
exhibition that also showcases films by Jem Cohen and
Natalie Zimmerman. The films consider the photographic
image in relation to film and video. Each work,
though differing in subject matter and narrative
technique, is composed of lengthy still shots of the urban
environment, an approach reminiscent of a photo essay.
The Joy of Life, composed entirely of still
shots of San Francisco, features a two-part narrative
voice-over by a young butch lesbian recounting the
trials and tribulations of her love life and trying to come
to terms with the grim history of the city's
suicide landmark: the Golden Gate Bridge.
reception is Thursday, January 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The
exhibition runs through February 24. The SF Camerawork
gallery is located on the second floor at 657
Mission St. (between 3rd Street and New Montgomery
Street). Call (415) 512-2020. Gallery hours: Tuesday
through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Also on tap at
the gallery, Jenni Olson and March Henrich present an
eclectic mix of audio delights relating to life in San
Francisco on Friday, February 9, at 6 p.m.